Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Seven Centuries of Poetry in English
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Contains poetry from twelve countries, including Australia, and spans the development of English poetry over seven centuries.


  • Australian literary content indexed separately.


* Contents derived from the South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Properties of the Poeti"Fingers and joints for all kinds of tension, also the muscles", Philip Salom , 1987 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Seeing the Ordinaryi"The film's so badly grained its spots", Philip Salom , 1992 single work poetry (p. 4)
Speed, a Pastorali"it's fun to take speed", John Forbes , 1982 single work poetry (p. 8)
Love Poemi"Spent tracer flecks Baghdad's", John Forbes , 1991 single work poetry war literature (p. 9)
Usi"A lamb's leg is broken", John Muk Muk Burke , 1999 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Remembering Opheliai"Blood trickles down from the castle,", Diane Fahey , 1983 single work poetry (p. 11-14)
Dot Paintingsi"Memory offers it, in bird's-eye view.", Mark O'Connor , 1990 single work poetry (p. 14-16)
Mirror Imagei"'Twenty-nine years ago; and only yesterday,'", Jan Owen , 1984 single work poetry
Two officers on opposite sides in the Hungarian Revolution encounter during a building search, and by tacit agreement back off without firing, and tell their troops no-one is there. The poem ends with an image of life's fragility.
(p. 19-20)
Note: Dedication does not appear in this source.
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Conquesti"Phillip was a kindly, rational man:", Les Murray , 1971 single work poetry (p. 27-29)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 29)
The Quality of Sprawli"Sprawl is the quality", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
The Mouthless Image of God in the Hunter-Colo Mountainsi"Starting a dog, in the past-midnight suburbs, for a laugh,", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
The Last Hellosi"Don't die, Dad-", Les Murray , 1995 single work poetry (p. 32-34)
The Bushi"Overture:", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1989 single work poetry (p. 36)
Erstwhilei"Your girlfriend rang me up today,", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1994 single work poetry (p. 37)
Homecomingi"All day, day after day, they're bringing them home,", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry war literature (p. 61)
Driftersi"One day soon he'll tell her it's time to start packing,", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 62)
Planning a Servicei"The folk from Emoh Ruo will be there,", Bruce Dawe , 1982 single work poetry (p. 62)
The Sadness of the Creaturesi"We live in a third floor flat", Peter Porter , 1969 single work poetry (p. 65-66)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Oxford University Press , 2003 .
      Extent: xxvi, 606p.p.
      Edition info: 5th. ed.
      • 'Thoroughly revised edition [that] includes 59 additional poems and 12 new poets.'
      • Includes name and first line indexes. Also includes notes on rhythm, form and metre, and a broad subject index.
      ISBN: 0195514203
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